D’Albora Marine to exclusively represent Italian motoryacht brand Down Under
Italy’s Azimut-Benetti Group has named d’Albora Marine as its exclusive Azimut dealer for Australia. The brand was previously represented by 5 Star Motor Cruisers.
D’Albora Marine is part of the d’Albora Marinas Group, which has 10 marinas, full-service boat yards and dry-stack boat storage facilities located throughout Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. The company is headed by Matt Walford, who has over 15 years’ experience in the marine industry.
“Our number one priority globally is customer service and satisfaction,” says Azimut CEO Marco Valle. “We have always considered Australia to be one of the highest potential markets in the Asia-Pacific region: d’Albora, with its large in-house marina and customer support network, is the best possible partner for us to succeed in such a demanding market. We are pleased that d’Albora’s market-leading offering and experienced team will now be there to support current and new Azimut owners.”
Walford has worked with numerous motoryacht brands in Australia and previously held the position of business development manager with national shipbuilder Austal. He is joined by a team of sales brokers and customer service staff.
“We’re delighted about this partnership,” Walford says. “Azimut has a revolutionary new product range which we look forward to introducing to the Australian market, starting with the new model Azimut Atlantis 45 arriving later this year. At the same time, we are excited about connecting with the large number of existing owners to see how we can support their immediate requirements.”
Azimut Yachts builds the Atlantis, Magellano, Flybridge, S and Grande collections of motoryachts from 10m-35m (34ft-120ft). The company operates in 70 countries with a network of 138 sales and service centres and has direct representative and service offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Ft Lauderdale, and Itajai in Brazil.